Central American Studies

Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Feminism in the Americas

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

JR 319


Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Feminism in the Americas

Guests: Maria Gabriela Del Pilar Blanco * & Paola Martucci Gómez 

In Venezuela, there have been considerable rights won and guaranteed for the majority poor and historically marginalized communities especially for women and the LGBTQ community.

On October 25th, 1999, former president Hugo Chavez created the National Women’s Institute (InaMujer), to guarantee equal opportunity and promotion of participation of women of all backgrounds. The National Assembly approved the Organic Law for Women’s Right to a Violence-Free Life, the Law for the Protection of Family, Maternity & Paternity, and the Equal Opportunities for Women Law.

While Venezuela faces many economic challenges with the sharp drop in global oil prices, the government, along with the Venezuelan people, defend themselves daily from an historically violent political opposition, looming US intervention and international corporate media exaggerations and lies.
Join us for a presentation on the Bolivarian Revolution as it relates to women, the LGBTQ community, African descendants and other historically marginalized sectors of society and the solidarity practices with Central American gender movements.

* Revolutionary Sex and Gender Diversity Alliance (ASGDRe) is a collective across Venezuela focused on building consciousness about the LGBTQ struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more information contact: Witness for Peace Regional Organizer Jeanette Charles , 805.669.8482 or Professor Freya Rojo,